Avenatti Sends "Insane" Email To The Daily Caller, Threatens To Sue

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti appears to be going off the rails following recent reports shedding light on his past.

Avenatti sent a threatening email to The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson after he and Joe Simonson reported on a variety of questionable business dealings - using publicly available information, such as a complaint to the California bar claiming his now-defunct venture into the coffee industry dodged millions in taxes after he mislead a business partner (who sued). Avenatti also reportedly stiffed a vendor on a $160,000 payment - which has since been paid following negative press. 

“Michael Avenatti never notified me that he intended to have or caused Global Baristas to borrow $2,000,000 for working capital, nor did he notify me that he planned to have or caused the company to pledge substantially all, if not all, of its assets to secure any loan,” Dempsey charged. Avenatti denied the accusations but agreed to a settlement just three days later. -Actor Patrick Dempsey as reported by The Daily Caller

Avenetti starts off his threatening email to The Daily Caller by trying to claim that the email was "off the record," which - as short-lived White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci discovered doesn't fly when you're talking to a journalist who hasn't agreed to it. 

Let me be clear," Avenatti writes, "If you and your colleagues do not stop with the hit pieces that are full of lies and defamatory statements, I will have no choice but to sue each of you and your publication for defamation.” Avenatti added that “During that process, we will expose your publication for what it truly is. We will also recover significant damages against each of you that participated personally. So if I were you, I would tell Mr. Trump to find someone else to fabricate things about me.”

“If you think I’m kidding, you really don’t know anything about me. This is the last warning," Avenatti warned. 

Avenatti's threats received an immediate pushback - with CNN's Ryan Lizza commenting "This is the sort of intimidation tactic, suggesting a complete contempt for what reporters do, that someone like Michael Cohen would use," adding "It seems fair and well-reported to me. If there is something specific that is false Avenatti should point that out rather than threatening the reporters."

NBC Nightly News' Daniel Medina tweeted "I'm guessing there would be more outrage at this behavior from @MichaelAvenatti if @peterjhasson were not from a conservative publication. As reporters, we must stand together, regardless of where we work, against these type of bullying tactics that seek to stifle reporting."

The Hill's Julia Manchester says "it's cray", while the Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick calls it "bonkers", while others even went so far as calling it "insane."

Hasson and Simonson don't seem too worried...

Comments

Keyser Fr. Richard Inya Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:43 Permalink

Too bad Avenatti, when you thrust yourself into the public limelight, you are open of scrutiny too... Public figure are open targets to speculation and innuendo, hell, you are doing it yourself to Trump you fucktard... Especially when you had an $8,000,000 windfall in February, amazingly at the exact same time you took on Stormy Weather as a client... I see a nail gun in this guy's future... 

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nmewn Keyser Tue, 05/15/2018 - 05:59 Permalink

This guy summed it up pretty well...

Robert Barnes@Barnes_Law

#Avenatti cannot even write a defamation letter correctly. He fails to identify any actual defamation or a single false statement about him in the article. Probably because there isn't any. https://twitter.com/esaagar/status/996045021051842560 …

4:09 PM - May 14, 2018

...not much else to say...lol...cept, "whoever" is paying Avenatti to be Stormy Daniels lawyer picked another winner, cuz we know she's not paying him.

Now get busy press boy's, you have your assignment ;-)

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rosiescenario divingengineer Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:04 Permalink

She is not the one paying the tab.....someone or a group is footing the bill. I'd guess it is Soros, Clinton's foundation, or other never Trumpers. She has no money and we know he doesn't.

As this unfolds whoever is footing the bill is going to look bad. They picked an aging film hooker and an ambulance chaser. The MSM, especially CNN donating massive amounts of air time to this lawyer will also be exposed as willing partners to this fraud, not that CNN's reputation could get much worse.

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nmewn revolla Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:47 Permalink

See!

The thing to do when you don't have a legal leg to stand on is, throw a bunch of unsubstantiated so-called "evidence" against the wall of public opinion to poison the water in the jury pool well...then!...when people start questioning your ethical standards as an officer of the court & digging into YOUR PAST and finding unpaid tax liabilities (or does the IRS term it, tax fraud?) along with the aforementioned falsehoods the dear Rahm Emanuel counselor for the ignorant porn queen has attempted to litigate in the matter at hand...

...you threaten to...sue...the press...(lol)...who brought your legal buggery to light in the public domain which you were just using in an attempt to poison that well.

It really can't get much better, can it?

Unless of course, the email from former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shows up addressed to Avenatti, listing AT&T as a client of Cohen, after the Feds raided Cohens apartment, home and office.

That'd be the cherry on top, of two scoops...of vanilla ;-)

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